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Best New Rugby Boots Hitting the Market

Rugby fever has gripped the nation once more, thanks in part to the British and Irish Lions once again impressing during their 2013 Tour.

Okay, so the team may have been deflated somewhat after losing to the Brumbies in their most recent victory, but this was their first defeat to a provincial side since 1997 and came in the same week that the Lions beat NSW-Queensland 64-0 and then thrashed the Waratahs 47-17.

If you are looking to become the next Halfpenny, Hogg or Farrell though, it is vital that you head out onto the field in the correct pair of rugby boots. After all, your footwear is going to have a direct effect on how well you play once the action gets underway, with uncomfortable boots certain to prevent you from showcasing your true potential.

Never fear though, as we have two superb rugby shoes – from two iconic sportswear brands – that are stylish to look at and should give you a step up when it comes to playing at your very best. The only decision you have to make is picking the best pair for you.

ASICS Lethal Warno 2 Men’s Rugby Boots

ASICS Lethal Warno 2 Men’s Rugby BootsWith more than 60 years of experience designing and developing sports shoes and accessories for the athletes of today and tomorrow, ASICS definitely know their stuff.

Just take a look at the brand’s new Lethal Warno 2 Men’s Rugby Boot, for example. The footwear has been styled with an innovative Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System, which not only reduces shock during impact on the rugby field but also enables you to enjoy a smooth transition to midstance.

The inclusion of kangaroo leather upper material also allows the boot to have a lightweight design, so that you can almost glide your way up the field and score try after try.

Millet Sports has just started stocking the ASICS Lethal Warno 2 Men’s Rugby Boot at £98.99 – already ten per cent off the recommended retail price.

Adidas Adizero RS7 Pro X-TRX SG 3 Men’s Rugby Boots

ADIDAS Adizero RS7 Pro X-TRX SG 3 Men's Rugby BootsYou know you are getting quality that lasts if you purchase sports clothing with the iconic Adidas stripes. However, the Adidas Adizero RS7 Pro X-TRX SG 3 Men’s Rugby Boots are a whole different beast.

If it is not the single-layer SPRINTSKIN material for the upper part of the boot – which helps to keep the footwear lightweight – that catches your eye, it will surely be the SPRINTFRAME construction that assures stability or the Hybrid TRAXION 2.0 outsole to ensure grip even on soft ground that will have you reaching for your wallet.

The perfect balance between speed, stability and weight – what more could you ask for from your rugby boots?

It’s also worth noting that you can get 25% off the recommended retail price if you order your new Adidas Adizero RS7 Pro X-TRX SG boots from Millet Sports.

About Ellaine

Ellaine is the founder of FRN and author of "Mini and Youth Rugby: Complete Guide for Coaches and Parents" (published October 2015). She has been playing rugby union for over 10 years in the UK and the US for teams including Oxford University Blues, London Wasps, Henley, NOVA, and GWU. She has recently developed a love for rugby 7s and has played on several international rugby 7s teams. She also enjoys playing touch rugby and regularly plays for the FRN Mixed Touch Rugby team. She is passionate about helping others develop a love for rugby. View all posts by Ellaine

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